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The Tocqueville Program was founded in 2008 as a place for students and faculty to ask honest and open questions about the moral and philosophic questions at the heart of political life.   
Ben and Jenna Storey directed Furman’s Tocqueville Program for many years, working in concert with their colleagues Dr. Aristide Tessitore (emeritus), Dr. Aaron Zubia, and Dr. Robert L’Arrivee. ​

While the Storeys no longer teach at Furman, The Tocqueville Program is alive and well under the direction of Dr. Zubia. 


We’re grateful for the long succession of Furman students who have enriched our work with their spirit of honest inquiry, their genuine openness to different perspectives, and their desire to become more thoughtful citizens and more dignified human beings.  And we are especially grateful for the lasting friendships that have formed around the conversations the Tocqueville Program exists to foster.

Contact: Dr. Aaron Zubia

Director of the Tocqueville Program  


If you are considering applying to Furman, you might be interested in the first-year Engaged Living Program, Politics and the Human Soul. 

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